Pilates Summer Series: Day #15 (guest instructor!)

Happy Friday Beauties!

And welcome to your LAST workout of the 2015 Pilates Summer Series.

If you’re still with me, you should be SO proud of your hard work and dedication. I know how busy life is and how easy it is to make excuses. But you hung in there so congratulations! That is worth celebrating.

A couple of things I want to address before we dive into today’s workout:

1. We have a giveaway winner to announce!

Actually we have 2…the winner of the grand prize “Summer Beauty” bundle and the runner up who will be receiving a Luxe Facial Kit from Luxe De Mer.

summer beauty giveaway

Our grand prize winner is….@stephnicole413!

And the lucky runner up is @chelsie_54!

Congratulations ladies! Send me an email to claim your gifts.

2. Thank you…

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your enthusiasm and participation over the past 3 weeks. I LOVE this community and am so grateful that we are all in this together. I’m grateful for each and every one of you. And a special thank you to those who upgraded, we made a BIG donation to Mercy House Kenya and it certainly couldn’t have happened without you and your generosity.

3. Stay tuned…

I’m starting a new series tomorrow that I think you’ll really enjoy. I’ll be sharing 3 simple changes you can make to QUICKLY slim town and tone up for summer. You won’t want to miss it so be sure to check your inbox. 🙂


And with that…let’s move our bodies shall we?

I’m excited to introduce you to our fabulous guest instructor today, Brooke Boon.

Brooke will be leading you through a “yoga for strength” sequence that you’ll want to come back to again and again in the months to come.

I’m so glad I was introduced to Brooke through my followers on Instagram. She has a unique approach to yoga and is an inspiring mother, woman and entrepreneur.


Brooke is the founder of Holy Yoga, a practice centered around the Christian faith. It’s a great option for those of you who are looking to deepen your spiritual life through yoga but have struggled to do so without a fitting, faith-based connection.

Holy Yoga embraces the essential elements of yoga: breath work, meditation and physical postures. But in all of these elements, Christ is the focus of the intention and worship.


I admire Brooke for her dedication to bringing yoga to a wider audience and following her heart’s passion. Here is  a little bit more about her:

A yoga practitioner since 1998, Brooke longed to share the intimate relationship she experienced with God on her yoga mat.  In 2003 she founded Holy Yoga an international 501c3 non-profit ministry.  Brooke is the creator of Holy Yoga’s 95, 225 and 500 hour Instructor Training Programs and facilitates the education of hundreds of certified Holy Yoga instructors worldwide.  Holy Yoga instructors now provide more than 1000 classes each week in the United States, Canada and is expanding into Japan, Philippines, Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Afghanistan and Africa.

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Brooke is the co-author of Hatha Yoga Illustrated and the author of Holy Yoga; Exercise for the Christian Body and Soul. Brooke produced seven Holy Yoga DVDs and is featured monthly on Holy Yoga TV, an online resource for all things Holy Yoga.  Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, Brooke now lives in Phoenix with her husband Jarrett and their three children – Jory, Jace and Brynn.

No matter what your faith tradition is, you will love today’s Yoga For Strength workout. Brooke is calming, encouraging and so fun to work with.  She is beautiful inside and out.

Take a few minutes to care for your body today and finish the Pilates Summer Series strong. You’ve worked so hard and come so far.


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Today’s Check-In: show me how you’re celebrating!

Whether you did all workouts or one workout, celebrate your success! Snap a photo and we’ll celebrate together. Be sure to tag #PilatesSummerSeries so I can see your post.



PS – Looking for more yoga? Be sure to check out Sarah Beth’s 20 minute Yoga For Flexibility routine.


disclaimer: these videos were created for individuals in good health. Robin recommends that you speak with your doctor prior to beginning a new exercise routine. By doing this video you do so at your own risk and agree to release Robin Long and The Balanced Life of any and all liability. Clothing generously provided by Athleta.

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  1. Heather Holmes 6 years ago

    Loved this workout! Excited for the upcoming 4 x 4!

  2. Charlotte 6 years ago

    Thank you so much! Feels great to stretch & work at the same time. Nice job explaining the moves. I’m a rookie at yoga & was able to stay with this workout without falling down trying to look at my computer…haa. Loved the little dog watching…cute.

  3. Emily 6 years ago

    I loved this quick yoga workout! I’ll be coming back to do it again. My daughter enjoyed watching the dog in the background. 🙂

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